Ilford XP2 - 35mm Film

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Ilford XP2 Super is a high-speed, fine-grained beauty of a 35mm film - and most importantly it can be processed via the normal colour process which is offered as same-day development in many high-street shops! A useful chemical trick from Ilford with significant benefits to the effective exposure latitude



Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1


To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Ilford XP2 over on EMULSIVE.


Ilford was founded in 1879 in the English town of the same name. They are B&W royalty in the photography industry thanks to their 140-year heritage and their support for photographers with chemicals and development as well as film. In the mid-20th Century they produced several well-regarded camera lines (including one given to Princess Elizabeth that was later stolen!) but today they are focused on producing the best films and development processes that they can.

For more information about the brand check out our bio of Ilford

Sample shots (c) Ric Capucho


Where we ship

When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Ilford XP2 Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 83 reviews
David A Collins
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture
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A great film for post-processing B&W with software normally used for colour film.

A very good fast film with minimal grain. Processing is C-41 (like colour neg film) allowing a lot of post processing. I use Nik Silver Efex Pro2 (usually reserved for colour work) in Photoshop CS4 for post processing each image.

Kate Bramley
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography
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Accreditation Handles: instagram @katebramleyphoto
Great B&W

My favourite black and white 35mm, can be developed easily as it uses c41 techniques the same as colour film. Great for any high contrast subject.

Peter Neal
Perfect for: Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture
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Probably my default 400 B & W

I really like this film, very adaptable and flexible and always seems to perform well. Not the cheapest of the 400 ISO films but a worthy step up from the budget options I think.

Alan Withington
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Creative/Abstract
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Accreditation Handles: Roaring Tree Fusion Photography
Tons of latitude

This is a great film, very forgiving, especially for over - exposure. I love the tones and sharpness and it works really well in pinhole photography where mixed lighting can be too challenging for other films. I have used it in art photography with basic lomo type cameras too with great results. Some of the good quality labs I use are C41 only and it is great to be able to send this film to them. It is worth shooting a test roll to find out the best way to use it with your own gear in different lighting as once you get a feel for this film it is very reliable. I'm adding a pinhole shot taken in mixed lighting where the latitude has really helped + one from a Recesky DIY TLR.

Joseph Lockley
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
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Not for me.

Shot one roll of this as a change from [****], etc. Shot it at box speed and while the shots looked okay, they lacked the bold contrast that I look for in B&W photos. Without colour in shots, I feel light needs to be front and centre as the bold attention grabber, but everything on XP2 looks very grey, without much bold black and white. Maybe I need to rate it differently. Eh, I'll stick to HP5.